Washington State Roads Littered With Drinking Drivers

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It is fair to say that when people hear or read the phrase, “Don’t drink and drive,” they think, “Don’t drink, then drive.” That’s how many of the public service announcements are geared. There are indications, however, that drinking while driving is increasing disproportionately in the state of Washington. There is no provable statistic that tells us … Read More

DUI Crash Highlights Alcohol Abuse and Addiction in Oregon

A funny thing happened on the way to the rehab center. In what may be the “Irony of all Ironies,” on Monday, May 30, 2017, an 18-year-old man from Sutherlin entered a drug and alcohol abuse center in Roseburg. While that may ordinarily sound like a good thing, the young man had not actually chosen … Read More

Why Hope Is the Key to Successful Addiction Recovery

What is hope?  Ask ten different people and it is likely that you will get ten different but strangely vague responses. The general understanding of hope is far too limited. Making it successfully through addiction recovery requires a clear understanding of hope. What Hope Is Not Hope is not a wish. It is not the … Read More

Seattle’s Heroin Overdoses Mirror Nationwide Epidemic

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“Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States, resulting in nearly 44,000 deaths in 2013 … Overdose deaths more than doubled from 1999 to 2013.” – “The Facts Hurt – 2015,” a publication of the Trust for America’s Health. To put that into perspective, that is 30 percent more … Read More

How To Avoid A Relapse in Recovery

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Getting sober is not easy. It might take several tries. It takes changing every aspect of your life. It takes learning how to cope, how to incorporate new skills into everyday life, and how to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. Did you know people who do not seek help for their addiction … Read More

5 Tips To Maintain Sobriety During The Holiday Season

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Though the holidays are about much more than parties and alcohol, it may not seem that way when you’re newly sober—or even after you’ve been sober for some time. In sobriety, it’s sometimes as if the presence of alcohol becomes more and more obvious as time passes. It may appear that alcohol is ingrained into … Read More

How To Help An Addict In Denial

No one ever starts out drinking alcohol or using drugs with the idea that they want to get addicted. Addiction happens over time and often takes the user by surprise. Naturally, a huge factor inside of addiction is denial. Most people who have developed a problem are living in denial in that they have it … Read More